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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Harper in Kansas

Earthquake location 37.3694S, -98.1773WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Harper in Kansas on Thursday. Event id: us2000amub. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000amub. The temblor was reported at 15:13:09 / 3:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -98.1773 West, latitude 37.3694 North, depth = 9.21 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.21 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/09/17 / 2017-09-14 21:13:09 / September 14, 2017 @ 9:13 pm.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Haysville (c. 10 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Wellington (c. 8 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Pratt (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Haysville, Wellington, Pratt (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km NW of Harper, Kansas.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.1773° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3694° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NW of Harper, Kansas Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-14 21:13:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-14 21:47:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 121 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.16 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000amub Id of event.
Event Code 2000amub An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000amub, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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